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  • Sharpe could think of only one officer who was so armed, himself, and he felt irritated that there should be another officer with the same weapons, but then the approaching man took off his black-plumed barretina and smiled broadly.

    Sharpe's Escape

  • It was" - Vicente paused, frowning as he searched for the right word - -it was great bravery, " he went on and then embarrassed Sharpe by removing the barretina and bowing again, -and I brought my men to attack the French because your bravery deserved it.

    Sharpe's Havoc

  • He wore a barretina, a shako with a false front that added six inches to his already considerable height.

    Sharpe's Havoc

  • This is a barretina, the Spanish peasant headdress… And the man's heart, entrails and sexual organs.

    The Guardian World News

  • In this spirit Miró created for himself the alter ego of a Catalan peasant, indefatigable and ribald, wild bearded under a barretina, the red cap of the rural radical.

    The Guardian World News

  • Marquet, who was born in Sabadell (Catalunya) in 1974, had previously only "invaded" sporting events, including last year's French Open final at Roland Garros, where he tried to place the traditional Catalan "barretina" on Roger Federer's head.

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